EPA Teams with NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon in Clean Air Race
EPA produced the DVD in both English and Spanishas a supplement to the EPA paint rule training workshops being held for shop owners and employees in many parts of the country. In December 2007, EPA issued a rule requiring reductions in air toxic emissions from auto body shops that use spray application to paint cars or that use paint strippers containing a toxic substance called methylene chloride. The rule applies to auto painting operations that are smaller emitters, as well as those that emit larger amounts of air toxics. Existing shops must comply with the rule by January 2011; new shops have to comply by 180 days after startup.